The Third Season of Insecure Is Right Around the Corner.
Get geared up by checking out the latest trailer. This time, HBO wants you to “make all necessary arrangements.” Insecure returns on August 12 at 10:30 p.m. ET.
Billy Dee Williams Is Reprising His Lando Role. This Is Not a Drill.
Catch him in the forthcoming Star Wars: Episode IX.
“Chatter about Williams joining the production, which is set to begin later this summer, increased in recent days when the actor bowed out of an upcoming sci-fi and pop culture convention citing a conflict with a movie schedule,” The Hollywood Reporter said Monday. Sources confirmed to THR that Williams will return to the franchise for the first time since ’83’s Return of the Jedi.
Harvey Weinstein Pleaded Not Guilty to New Sexual Assault Charges.
“The more I investigate the case, the more I realize that the charges that are currently in the indictment are very defensible indeed,” attorney Benjamin Brafman said outside of court, according to CNN. “Any suggestion that Mr. Weinstein raped anyone, based on the overwhelming evidence that I have in my possession already, is a ludicrous suggestion, and Mr. Weinstein has of course also vigorously denied that suggestion.”
Weinstein also avoided jail time on the same bail conditions granted to him when he pleaded not guilty to two counts of rape and one first-degree criminal sex act charge.
“A Manhattan Grand Jury has now indicted Harvey Weinstein on some of the most serious sexual offenses that exist under New York’s Penal Law,” Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. said in a statement. “This indictment is the result of the extraordinary courage exhibited by the survivors who have come forward.”
Drake Just Beat a Beatles Record.
“Nice For What” has jumped back to No. 1 for the eighth week on the Billboard Hot 100, which means Drizzy currently holds seven spots in the top 10. The Beatles had five in 1964. According to Billboard, the band remains “the only act to monopolize the Hot 100’s entire top five in a week.”
Queen Latifah’s Looking Out for the Ladies.
With the Queen Collective, an initiative inspired by the obstacles Latifah faced in Hollywood, the rap veteran hopes to allow female filmmakers to tell their stories while changing how they’re treated by the industry.
“I do not fit the typical mold of what then was looked at as an A-List actor — say size two, blonde, short, thin. They’re all out the window when it comes to me,” she told PEOPLE. “So I mean, everything had to change. I had to really change a lot of people’s minds and earn a lot of people. And also create my own endeavors because people just didn’t get it. I owe a lot of people credit out there for helping me along, as well as what we were able to do to create for ourselves. One thing I swore that I would do if I got to a position of power, I would make sure that when I looked out behind that camera, that people would look like what America looked like.”
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